The nation was shocked when Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, a medical couple, were convicted of murdering their 14-year-old daughter, Aarushi, in 2008. The sentence was handed down by a CBI tribunal in 2013. However, Supreme Court of Allahabad was acquitted today’s couple, and its release seems to have brought an air of relief among a large number of people, including Bollywood celebrities.
While filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted “Nothing worse than parents accused of murdering their own daughters, and then the horrible sordid stories invented by the #ArushiVerdict (sic) media.” Actor Kabir Bedi wrote: “PURCHASE! Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are not guilty of the murder of # Aarushi.Finally, justice prevails, the nightmare ends.AarushiVerdict.